• Shamya Dasgupta
  • JIMINY CRICKET

    by Shamya Dasgupta
Mustafizur's secret: An uncluttered mind, unaffected by pressure

Mustafizur's secret: An uncluttered mind, unaffected by pressure

A face-off with Kohli in the IPL will be the biggest test of how far the Bangladesh youngster has come  read more

Safety trumps freedom, too much is always better than too little

The Bhat and St John incidents reiterate the necessity to control what’s in our hands read more

No ‘spin’ needed – toss the coin out

The decision to do away with the toss for county cricket is the way forward for cricket read more

Pressing questions – for the media and Dhoni

The Indian captain’s shown rare tetchiness lately, but some introspection by the press corps would not read more

When the Universe Boss danced for Afghanistan

Chris Gayle's celebration with the victorious side has done much to further the cause of the Associates

The 'injustice' that brought Mortaza to tears

Bangladesh are convinced they and Taskin have been wronged, and it might just bring out the best in them

Behind the big money, Kohli v Federer

A recent study on Indian sport pegs cricketer’s earnings lower down the scale than many other athletes, and it's worth sifting through the numbers

Virat Kohli - the man who can do, must do, will do it all

India's most formidable batsman is as much of a purist as the modern game allows him to be, but can don different avatars to suit the team's needs

Mash following, and a Dhaka Knight Bus to 38 kinds of fish

The ebbs and flows of India v Pakistan, talking to Mortaza, and braving traffic chaos – a page from Bangladesh diaries

Ganteaume to Harper Lee – the paradox of the one-hit wonder

The West Indian is assured immortality, along with Rowe and Nawaz; would it have been the same had they played more?

A love affair rekindled on Valentine’s Day

With their dramatic run to the Under-19 World Cup title, Hetmyer’s boys have revived hopes of a Caribbean resurgence

AB, Gayle, KP... The sparkling 32 that will add teeth

Form and conditions will determine the overseas component of each IPL XI, but some names simply can’t be overlooked

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